For my next Shoplet.com review, I was sent some great office supplies from Roaring Spring, which included two format writing pads, two wirebound notebooks, an Environotes Sugarcane notebook, and some Elephant PooPoo Paper but I'm only going to review my three favorite Roaring Spring paper notebooks and notepads for you.
One of my favorite notebooks that I received is the Roaring Spring Landscape Format Writing Pad – College Ruled. This notebook measures 9.5 inches in height by 11 inches in width and contains 40 sheets of college rule paper. It's very important to me that paper be made from recycled materials and this is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content. Because of its wider width, this paper notebook fits perfectly in front of my computer and doesn't hang over my desk as most notebooks do, making it the perfect addition to my desk and great for jotting down notes, memos, lists, reminders, and even doodling.
Another favorite notebook of mine is the Roaring Spring Wirebound Notebook – 3 Subject. This paper notebook contains 120 sheets of 11 x 9 inch college ruled paper with perforated edges, which has always been my favorite. This notebook also contains a double pocket divider on the inside which is very convenient for storing torn out pages and other important papers. The durable vinyl kermit colored cover adds extra protection. An important aspect about this notebook is that the paper contains a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste. This notebook is a bit different in that it contains three different colors of paper, including blue, pink, and orchid. Colored writing paper is quite fun to write on because it stands out, is easy to find, and adds a little character to your words.
The most interesting paper notebook that I received was the Roaring Spring Elephant PooPoo Paper. This is a mini journal/scratch pad that has a great story behind it. It is made from 100% recycled and odorless products made from elephant poo. Yes, you heard me right...actual elephant poo. With all the concern about deforestation and the need to recycle these days, this notebook is a fantastic example of sustainability and responsible consumption. You see, fiber is the base material used in making pulp for paper and since elephants eat a lot of grass (and poo almost as much) but their digestive systems are unable to beak it down properly, their poo contains plenty of fiber. Don't worry though, this paper doesn't smell like poo because they take the 'oo' out of poo! This paper is thick and durable and easy to write on. The cover is very nice and gives a positive message to believe in yourself and would make a great gift for anyone who cares about the environment.